Why Businesses Should Use Structured Cabling
In today’s information and communication driven world, technology infrastructure is more important than ever. Cabling is the backbone of your network and its reliability, efficiency, and organization is key to your network’s dependability. Structured cabling is a type of infrastructure that utilizes best-practices for design and construction to support peak performance. It provides a reliable, versatile, and cost-effective solution to a wide range of communication requirements and we recommend it for most types of businesses.
Prior to the existence of structured cabling, businesses used point-to-point cabling which directly connected one component of a network directly to another component using a cable. However, as businesses grow this would cause problems as the network expands in size and complexity, requiring these cables to span larger distances, connect more devices, and transfer information quicker. Maintaining these older point-to-point cabling systems, along with the thousands of cords necessary to operate them, places a big strain on a company’s IT resources.
To alleviate this strain, many companies have switched to a structured cabling system. Instead of connecting each individual component of a network directly to another, a structured cabling system connects the servers and storage units directly to a communication backbone. Local cabling panels are installed throughout the office and connected to the communication backbone with a single cable. Users can then connect devices to the entire network by simply plugging a cable into the closest panel.